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Putnam, Conn., Commission Denies Wheelabrator Landfill Expansion

Putnam, Conn., Commission Denies Wheelabrator Landfill Expansion

The Inland Wetland Commission dismissed the application “without prejudice,” which allows Wheelabrator to reapply.

The Putnam, Conn., Inland Wetland Commission recently denied Wheelabrator Technologies’ application for its landfill expansion.

Norwich Bulletin reports that since the commission “dismissed [the application] without prejudice,” Wheelabrator can resubmit its expansion application. According to the report, commissioners claimed they did not have all the information needed on how Wheelabrator will mitigate the impact its expansion would have on local wetlands.

Norwich Bulletin has more:

The Putnam Inland Wetland Commission dismissed Wheelabrator Technologies’ application for the expansion of its landfill on a 2-1 vote Wednesday night.

The commission dismissed without prejudice, which allows Wheelabrator to re-apply. Commission member Theodore Altmeier led the charge to dismiss, saying the commission did not have “100 percent” of the information it needed on how Wheelabrator will mitigate the impact its expansion would have on local wetlands. Commission member Robert Greene also voted to dismiss.

Chairman Bruce Fitzback was the sole dissenting vote. Fitzback said he believed the issue could have been handled through a conditional approval.

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